Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Community Forum is Live. Help me get it off the ground.

I have been busy this week updating the blog. I am excited to have added a couple new features. The other day I added the reader picture album. That seems to be going strong. They are getting lots of views. I will be updating this soon to add more features. Remember to email me your pictures and I'll add them to the gallery.

Tonight I have added a new community forum to the blog. I have had this feature requested many times so I thought I would give it a try. You will see the graphic link in the left hand column of the blog. Just look for the picture above.

This is a place for all the readers of the Scrollsaw Workshop to get together and discuss our favorite hobby. Forums are only as good as the participants make them. The more the better.

I want to ask a favor of each of you. Help me get this forum off the ground. Please visit the forum and register to participate. Registration is easy and free. Look in the upper right of the forum page and click register. Fill out the registration form and you are ready to go.

I have set up a few rooms to get us started. If you would like to see more rooms set up just let me know.

Take a minute to introduce yourself to the world and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

If you are a member of a scroll saw club, online forum or have friends that would like to participate please send them this way.

I know many of you may have never participated in an online forum before. I will be working on tutorials to show how to use many of the features. In the mean time just play around with it. You can't break anything so click on things and see what they do.

I hope you will enjoy this new community forum. A wealth of information can be shared and friends can be made. Give it a try, you might just like it.

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Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Video Demonstration and Download Link.

If you are reading this in the email newsletter you may not be able to see the video above. Please visit my blog and watch it there.

Several weeks ago I had some of you guys test a program I had written to design and print oval key chain patterns. The test went okay but there were a certain percentage of printers that would not print the patterns to scale correctly. The number was low but I thought I would be able to fix the problem. Unfortunately I never resolved the issue so I never released the program.

Since that early test I keep getting email asking for the link to the program. I have decided that because it works with the majority of printers I will go ahead and release it with the knowledge that it may not work for some users. I feel that because it is free to download and use no one will be out anything other than time if it does not work for them. I will keep trying to fix the bug and update if I get it solved.

I have produced a quick introduction video for the program that will be available on my blog. You can download the program from the button below and it will be available on the top portion of my blog.

These little mini programs have been popular with thousands of downloads. I hope you will enjoy using this one also.

Don't forget to visit the blog and enter the giveaway. Just look for the small scroll saw graphic and click to enter. Win a free one year subscription to The Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.

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The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds. Windows PC only.
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Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes. Windows PC only.
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Papa's Custom Patterns.

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
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Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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